This course fulfills the training requirement of non-registered limited commercial and public applicator as described in the Pesticide Applicators’ Act as defined in Sections 35-10-109 (2)(a) and (2)(b) of the Colorado Revised Statutes.
The training consists of five interactive modules that are self-paced. Module content includes core elements of pesticide use including IPM and Laws Governing the Use of Pesticides; Understanding Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets; Applicator Safety; Pesticide Application; and Environmental Protection and Public Health. At the conclusion of each module, an “Understanding the Module” quiz will be given. All questions on the quiz must be answered correctly or the participant will be redirected to the information concerning the incorrect response. Upon completion of all five modules, a certificate will be issued.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
This course fulfills the CORE pesticide safety training requirement for uncertified limited commercial and public applicators and the course hours may also be applied to Commercial Applicator Technician classroom training requirements.
Thia Walker is the Extension Specialist for Pesticide Safety Education and program manager for the Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program (CEPEP) at Colorado State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree from University Wisconsin – Stevens Point, and a master’s degree from Colorado State University in Plant Pathology. She has been a licensed Colorado Commercial Pesticide Applicator, Qualified Supervisor for over 20 years. Thia has been a member of the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators since 2010.